Steelers LB James Harrison questionable for season opener
Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl outside linebacker James Harrison is nursing a knee injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s season opener against the Denver Broncos.
After being limited in practice on Monday and Wednesday, Harrison missed practice Thursday and Friday, according to Yahoo! Sports. Typically, under head coach Mike Tomlin, players who miss practice Friday don’t play that week.
“The issue is just whether or not he gets a clean bill of health from our medical staff.” Tomlin said, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Still, Harrison is optimistic and called himself a “game-time decision” on Twitter.
Didn’t make practice today, looks like it will be a game time decision.
— James Harrison (@jharrison9292) September 7, 2012
Harrison was removed from the physically-unable-to-perform list last week after having minor knee surgery on August 15. Harrison admitted that he was feeling discomfort in his knee and that some soft tissue had yet to heal.
Harrison, the 2008 Defensive Player of the Year, is one of the most feared pass rushers in the league. Over the last five sesasons, he’s racked up 54 sacks. He is a large reason for the Steelers defense ranking 1st last season in yards allowed.